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Educators and Non-Profits

American Who Tell the Truth is dedicated to the belief that a profound understanding of citizenship is the only safeguard of democracy and the best defense of social, racial, economic and environmental justice. Working with our portraits and narratives of courageous citizens, AWTT crafts collaborative educational and community experiences that illuminate the ongoing struggle to realize America's democratic ideals and model the commitment to act for the common good.

Americans Who Tell the Truth has a wide range of educational applications. From elementary schools to graduate programs, AWTT's mission is to offer learning opportunities that encourage students to become engaged and courageous citizens as they address issues of social, environmental, and economic justice. From drama and visual arts departments to schools of citizenship and public affairs to high school law classes to middle school social studies classrooms, AWTT deepens and expands students’ engagement with the long narrative of Americans’ struggle to live up to our stated ideals.

AWTT provides educators with curriculum materials that ask students to grapple with truth, justice, and freedom, helping them understand the paths they must take to ensure democracy. The portraits and accompanying biographies both inform and motivate students of all ages, acting as guides and inspiration to pursue truth, justice, and action. As Zinn Education Project Director Bill Bigelow states, "AWTT is able to 'story' American social justice advocates that celebrate and bring them to life for generations to come."

For this reason we offer an Educators discount with our goal of making these portraits available for teachers to use in their classrooms.


Please send a message with your tax exempt number to [email protected] to receive an educational discount and tax free purchase.